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Nov 6, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Matthew Desmond, who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Matthew shares the research and experiences that led to him writing this book and how he formed a close bond with the families he writes about. This book is incredibly important and has the ability to spark conversations about poverty in America. 

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We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

5 Comments
  • over two weeks ago
    Suzanne
    Read this week earlier this month and it shifted my empathy and understanding of this gripping issue which thankfully I have never ecperienced. Thank you fir the interview, your compassion and the book! Strongly recommend it
  • over two weeks ago
    Suzanne
    Read this week earlier this month and it shifted my empathy and understanding of this gripping issue which thankfully I have never ecperienced. Thank you fir the interview, your compassion and the book! Strongly recommend it
  • over two weeks ago
    Alexis Wildenthaler
    Sounds like a great book
  • two and a half weeks ago
    Jule Wolf
    Adam and Jill have a venue to reach many public library patrons. Their is a lack of sophistication and confidence in both interviewers. It is most notable in their introduction. Use of scripts for the introduction and ceasing the shrill, nervous laughter from Jill will allow the listener to hear all the conversation at the same intensity levels.
    ill has potential to be a live interviewer, but would benefit from broadcasting training and improving the levels of questions she asks. Adam carried the interview. Perhaps I misconstrued the format of the interview of M. Desmond, however when two persons are interviewing a subject, the weight of the interview is expected to be equal, regardless of gender or experience. Both would benefit from watching or listening to the the vast array of professional interviews of authors on internet radio as well as U tube or author websites on the internet. This was my first experience with listening to an interview on Overdrive. I look forward to more interesting interviews providing we readers with a glimpse of the author's persona and purpose in writing. Listening to M. Desmond was informative and instilled a desire in me to learn more about poverty and to read hes book.
  • two and a half weeks ago
    Hon.Peter J. Murphy
    Interesting ! reCaptcha INSCRUTABLE !